This delicious peanut butter banana baked oatmeal features the best oatmeal combo ever — peanut butter and banana. You’ll love prepping this easy baked oatmeal for the week.
One of my favorite oatmeal recipes to date is this stove top recipe for peanut butter banana chia oatmeal. Peanut butter and banana are simply the best oatmeal combo in my personal opinion and I’m honestly surprised it took me so long to come up with a baked oatmeal recipe that has both!
I thought it would be fun to kick off the New Year with a new baked oatmeal recipe that’s perfect for all your healthy eating goals. No matter how much you indulged over the past few weeks (or months!) you can always decide to make a change. Start with one small change… like eating a healthy breakfast every day!
Why is Eating Breakfast Important?
Breakfast is often deemed the most important meal of the day? Isn’t it funny that it’s probably the most skipped meal of the day? So why is it so important anyway?
Kick start your metabolism – The earlier you eat in the day, the more calories you’ll burn! Seriously.
Energy – Food=fuel. Eating breakfast will give you energy to get important tasks done all day long.
Concentration – Do you notice that you can’t focus on anything but food when you’re hungry? THAT is why eating breakfast improves concentration throughout the day!
Simple Breakfast Idea
Eating breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’ve been following Eating Bird Food for awhile, you know I’m a big fan of baked oatmeal. They’re the perfect meal prep recipe! Make this simple peanut butter banana baked oatmeal on Sunday and have delicious, healthy and quick breakfasts to enjoy all week long. You can eat it cold or pop it in the microwave or toaster oven for a bit to warm it up before enjoying. The perfect on-the-go breakfast.
Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe
I sound like a broken record but this recipe is so simple to make! Start by mixing the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix in the wet ingredients as well as two sliced bananas. Stir well to combine everything. Pour the mixture into a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray and top with additional banana slices. Bake until golden brown, drizzle with more peanut butter and enjoy! You just made the best gluten-free, dairy-free breakfast around. 😉
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¼ cup natural peanut butter (plus more for serving)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 ripe sliced bananas, divided
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Add in the milk, maple syrup, flaxseed, peanut butter, vanilla and 2 sliced bananas. Stir well to combine.
Carefully pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with banana slices.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is nicely golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Portion and serve. Drizzle additional peanut butter on top and serve with fresh banana slices.